M-Audio Code 61 61-Key USB Keyboard Controller

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    Product Description

    M-Audio present Code 61 keyboard controller which combines all of the production power and performance you need to get the most from your music software and MIDI gear.

    The Code Series offers several thoughtful design touches that enable you to create and perform your best. A keyboard should not be an obstacle standing in the way of creativity. Instead, it should function as a direct extension of your thoughts ensuring that you convey musical ideas with immediacy, precision and clarity.

    M-Audio Code 61 61-Key USB Keyboard Controller Features

    • 61 full-size, velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch and four assignable zones for splits and layering
    • Fully assignable XY pad for HID control and a unique way for controlling multiple parameters in virtual instruments
    • 16 fully assignable velocity-sensitive trigger pads for beat production, clip launching, and more
    • 8 assignable 360 encoders for manipulating your DAW, virtual instruments and plugins
    • 9 assignable faders lets you control your DAW, virtual instruments and plugins
    • 9 assignable buttons lets you assign keyboard hotkey and MIDI messages for controlling your DAW and Virtual Instruments
    • Mackie/HUI transport control enables a simple setup with the most popular DAWs
    • LCD provide instant parameter feedback
    • Sustain and Volume pedal input for further creative control
    • USB-powered with 5 pin MIDI in and out allows for sending MIDI from PC sequencers to your favorite analog synth
    • Includes Ableton Live Lite
    • Includes Hybrid 3.0 and Loom by AIR Music Technology 
    Great Playability
    The Code 61 keyboard has an all-new keybed with action that is clean, and precise. The new waterfall-style keys are both velocity- and pressure-sensitive, for maximum expressivity.

    Assignable Controllers
    Code controllers are equipped with everything you need to produce some serious musical creations. Extensive assignable parameter control is a breeze with multiple banks of faders, knobs, buttons, pads, and a smooth feeling pitch bend and modulation wheel on top. New to the line of M-Audio controllers is the X/Y Touchpad, which provides additional and direct interaction with effects and instrument plugin parameters across an X/Y axis.

    In addition, the keyboards can be split into four assignable zones to maximize the flexibility and functionality of your setup. (ie: trigger four different instruments in their own separate zone, or overlap zones and trigger two instruments at the same time).

    Serious Production Power
    Most every DAW uses keyboard shortcuts to execute common functions (like adding tracks, cut/paste, etc.). Now with support for ASCII/HID keyboard shortcut commands, you can map these commonly used shortcut right to the controller itself, streamlining your workflow for a faster, more efficient and far more satisfying creation/production process. Code also supports Mackie Control/HUI control modes, so right out of the box you are ready to work with most DAWs with minimal programming.

    Backlit Drum Pads
    There are 16 assignable RGB backlit velocity sensitive drum pads to indicate at a quick glance exactly what function any particular pad is assigned to. The buttons, knobs and faders are also color-coded to indicate what mode they’re in. An alphanumeric LED display provides informative feedback, including on-screen display of parameters and settings. It all adds up to no confusion, no guessing, just precision control.

    Exclusive Software Included
    A comprehensive software package is included—Ableton Live Lite, full versions of AIR Music Technology’s award winning virtual instruments Loom and Hybrid 3.0—so you have unrestricted access to the best creative tools.

    Ableton Live Lite delivers much of the functionality of Ableton Live—the revolutionary, multi-award winning music production solution that allows you to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. Live brings your acoustic, electronic and virtual instruments—as well as your digital audio recordings and MIDI sequences—together in a single interface with unparalleled ease of use.

    The Code Series offers the highest professional level of performance control and keybed feel, combined with an unusually comprehensive set of features and included software.

    Product Specifications
    M-Audio Code 61 61-Key USB Keyboard Controller Specifications
    • Dimensions (WxDxH): 40.4" x 10.0" x 2.8" / 102.5cm x 25.5cm x 7.1cm
    • Weight: 11.5 lbs / 5.2 kg
    • Requirements: 
      • Minimum: Windows 7 (32 and 64); Windows 10 Compatible
      • Minimum: OSx 10.7.5
    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  401-658-5765 Warranty:  1 Year except cables, bags and backpacks (90 days)
    Donte'
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    I called M-Audio today after having my 61 key Code for almost a month. It's not user-friendly when using it to control an external midi device, there are a lot of steps you have to do just to set up layers. The midi-out default setting is turned OFF. When I spoke with M-Audio, they're aware that the SUSTAIN PEDAL folks... only transmits on 1 LAYER when you have zones set up!!! And they don't intend on fixing it any time soon - this has been going on for 6 months or more now (per their user-knowledge base comments). At least the Black M-Audio Axiom had this function built in. The semi-weighted keybed does have a nice feel. It sync's well with my DAW (Logic Pro X and Main Stage 3). The sliders/faders have a sturdy but smooth feel, definitely not flimsy. If M-Audio said we're working on an update to resolve the sustain pedal issue when working with zones and multiple layers, I would consider keeping this board. However... I am unfortunately going to be returning it.
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    I had to watch a few YouTube vids to get the programming in sync. Only problem I wish they could've printed the actual manual. Overall... I'm loving the keys. Yes, this is my 1st 61 key. I'm used to the 20's & 40 key compact controllers with that fragile cheap plastic feel. This does not have that. I will purchase the #code25 for my mobile gig!!!!! I'm so in love with that X/YPad. #MAudio really stepped up their game on this product!!!
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